July 17, 2020

New Summer Safety Brochure Available for Families

Thanks to the warm weather and sunshine, summer in Pennsylvania offers plenty of opportunities to get outside, get active, and enjoy family activities. By heeding some simple tips, parents and caregivers can ensure that summer is both safe and fun!

New Brochure Available

The Allegheny County Health Department and Allegheny County Department of Human Services developed a new Summer Safety brochure, featuring important information and tips on how families can enjoy summer while staying safe. The brochure includes tips on the following topics:

    • bug bites and stings;
    • safety in the sun;
    • safety on wheels;
    • water safety;
    • car safety;
    • chemical and poison safety;
    • and more.

To view the full list of tips, download the brochure.

More Information

For more information about summer safety, visit the National Safety Council’s Summer Safety page.


December 20, 2018

Let’s Chat About Early Language and Literacy

The PA Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) and Early Intervention Technical Assistance (EITA) are hosting chat sessions during the winter months to discuss early language and literacy development topics.

Join these 30-minute online chat sessions, offered at 8:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., to discover resources to share with families and implement in your classroom or center. These sessions will take place on the second and fourth Friday of every month from January through March 2019.

Chat Sessions

  • Disconnecting to Connect | January 11, 2019
  • Building Vocabulary | January 25, 2019
  • Storybook Reading | February 8, 2019
  • Print in the Environment | February 22, 2019
  • Playing with Sounds | March 8, 2019
  • Supporting Dual Language Learners | March 22, 2019

More Information

Visit their event website to learn more about the topics, credits, and registration.

PQAS credit hours and Infant/Toddler hours available.